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Blues, Doo Wop, Gospel and R&B
#1
Fats Domino: The Complete Hits 1950–62
Fats Domino, piano & vocals.
Label: Acrobat Music.   Format: 3 CDs.
UPC: 824046905323. Daedalus Item Code: 79434
 
With its dance grooves and spirit of fun, the late Fats Domino's trademark New Orleans R&B style found a distinctive niche in rock 'n' roll, and in the 1950s he outsold every musical artist except ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt, guitar & vocals. Junior Wells, harmonica, & others.
Label: Warner Brothers.   Format: CD.
UPC: 081227837723. Daedalus Item Code: 79666
 
Bonnie Raitt’s debut album signified and embodied all her future glories. It featured blues classics by Robert Johnson (“Walking Blues”) and Sippie Wallace (“Mighty Tight Woman”; “Woman Be Wise”), as ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Century of the Blues: The Definitive Country Blues Collection
Charley Patton, Son House, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Memphis Jug Band, Big Joe Williams, Little Walter & many others.
Label: Enlightenment.   Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 823564638829. Daedalus Item Code: 79393
 
Originating in the work songs, field hollers, and ballads of the Deep South, blues is a distinctly American art form. Examining regional styles, these four discs are individually devoted to the ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Dinah Washington: Greatest Hits 1946–1953
Dinah Washington, vocals. Lucky Thompson, tenor saxophone & bandleader. Harry Jackson, trumpet. Charles Mingus, bass, & others.
Label: Acrobat Music.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 824046200022. Daedalus Item Code: 79432
 
Known as "the Queen," Dinah Washington had a voice that exuded personality, and she was at ease in the worlds of jazz, blues, and pop. With 47 songs, this worthy retrospective takes in quite a few of ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Albert Ammons: King of Boogie Woogie
Albert Ammons, piano. Lonnie Johnson, guitar. Israel Crosby, bass. Jack Cooley, drums, & others.
Label: Acrobat Music.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 824046301026. Daedalus Item Code: 79417
 
Although boogie-woogie had been around for decades, it was pianist Albert Ammons who brought it to the masses with his 1930s–40s recordings. With such spectacular piano work and spot-on ensembles, ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Otis Redding: The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding, vocals. Booker T. Jones, keyboard. Steve Cropper, guitar. Sammy Coleman, trumpet, & others.
Label: Atco Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 081227981952. Daedalus Item Code: 79664
 
(Winner of 2 Grammys/Best R&B Song and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance) Released three months after Otis Redding's untimely 1967 death, this disc cemented his fame and greatness for all time, ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Muddy Waters: Critic's Choice 1947–1971
Muddy Waters, guitar & vocals.
Label: Rock Beat Records.   Format: 2 cutout CDs.
UPC: 089353333126. Daedalus Item Code: 77007
 
(Includes 4 of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll/"Mannish Boy," "Got My Mojo Working," "Hoochie Coochie Man," and "Rollin' Stone") He was known as the ... (Read More)
 
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#8
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers: A Hard Road
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers.
Label: London.   Format: CD.
UPC: 042282047427. Daedalus Item Code: 79607
 
On this 1967 release, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers prove themselves masters at old-school blues, with guitarist Peter Green ably stepping in to replace the departing Eric Clapton; Mayall ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Johnny Shines: Live 1970—Acoustic & Electric
Johnny Shines, guitar & vocals.
Label: Rock Beat Records.   Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089353327026. Daedalus Item Code: 77015
 
In the mid-1950s, Johnny Shines quit the music business in frustration, but in the 1960s he returned to the blues with a vengeance, keeping alive the sounds of the Mississippi Delta. On this concert ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Roots of Rhythm
Etta Jones, Little Richard, Big Joe Turner, Lee Dorsey, the O'Jays, Brook Benton, Johnny Griffith & others.
Label: BMG.   Format: 3 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 755174861529. Daedalus Item Code: 67246
 
From the Delta sound of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup ("Rock Me Mamma") to the suave blues of T-Bone Walker ("Every Day I've Got the Blues"), and from Brook Benton's orchestral balladry ("Mother Nature, ... (Read More)
 
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